Originally posted by 49erRider:Originally posted by Niners99:If we cut him, and he goes to AZ, then our road to more division titles will be harder. Do what DEN did for Tebow. Gather offers, and pick the best few, and let him choose which team he wants to go to of those choices.
Come on. Alex isn't the type of QB that will give our defense trouble. What's he gonna do in Arizona? Get sacked 8 times by Aldon Smith due to their atrocious offensive line and dump down to Beanie Wells for 4 yards when he does get a pass off? Other than him knowing too much about our offense, Alex Smith going to Arizona (or anywhere else, really) doesn't bother me. Without Harbaugh, Alex is mediocre at best. It's always been that way and will not change.
Does he make divisional opponent AZ better? Yes. Will that success be good for a few more wins? Yes.
We might beat AZ either way, but theyll gather more wins each season. The 49ers primary focus should to avoid letting Smith go to AZ, because AZ wants him.
The choice is either "make AZ better, or not?" Lets not.